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Virtual Happy Hour: Start Fresh: How You Can Learn New Skills As An Entrepreneur

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Take The Lead Presents: Virtual Happy Hour series that seeks to change the narrative from problems to solutions through thought leadership. It’s a live Zoom webcast, easy to access and you can ask the guests your most burning questions. Our goal is to provide you with takeaways you can use right away in your life and work.

Start Fresh: How You Can Learn New Skills As An Entrepreneur

On this free live Virtual Happy Hour, we’ll be joined by Heli Prilliman, Founder and CEO of Lacquerbar, and Denise Lee, CEO and Founder of Alala.


  • Follow your path to become an entrepreneur

  • Find resources to expand your skills

  • Identify what skills you need to launch a successful enterprise

  • Learn how to turn your idea into a business

  • See where your idea fits into the marketplace

  • Discover how to fill in the gaps of your company needs


  • Anything if you participate live!

  • Sign up even if you can’t attend live—we’ll send the link afterward so you don’t miss the valuable tips. 

  • Tweet questions in advance to @takeleadwomen to make sure your question gets answered.

Join us LIVE for this important, lively discussion on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm ET


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Heli Prilliman, Founder and CEO of Lacquerbar, is overhauling the $20B antiquated nail industry with the online education platform, Lacquerbar U, which will power their feminist focused, experiential nail salons/schools. Prior to launching Lacquerbar, Heli was a founding team member of Fivestars, which was recently listed as one of the Top 100 Y Combinator companies. Heli helped scale the company to over 50M users and 17K SMB clients in her five years at Fivestars. She is a lifelong nail art enthusiast who encountered major issues in the nail technician industry, both as a customer and a nail tech student in beauty school. 


Denise Lee, CEO and founder of Alala, in 2013 launched the modern activewear brand that is now available in more than 100 retailers including Nieman Marcus. A triathlon participant, Denise, who grew up in Hong Kong, attended Northwestern University undergrad and the New York University Stern School of Business for graduate school. Denise has worked in finance, retail and high fashion, including as a vp at Burch Creative Capital, and in positions at Chanel, Time Inc and Armani.



Gloria Feldt is the Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead, with the mission to prepare and propel women to leadership parity by 2025.  Starting as a teen mom, her hard work and leadership abilities led her to a 30-year career at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, including a 9-year stint as its national president and CEO. People Magazine has called her “the voice of experience,” Glamour named her Woman of the Year, Forbes to their 40 over 40 list,  and Vanity Fair named her one of America’s “Top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers.” When she discovered that women had been stuck at 18 percent of top leadership positions for two decades, she knew she had to find a way to change that. The result: she wrote the bestselling book No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power to give women practical Power Tools that break down their unconscious barriers to greater personal and professional success.That book led to the organization Take The Lead and comprehensive leadership programs such as the 50 Women Can Change the World.


Cohost: Reshma Gopaldas has been creating video content with a focus on women’s rights and health for over 15 years. As the Associate Director of Creative Services and Talent Engagement at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she produced, directed, and wrote the majority of their video content, and managed their celebrity supporters. Prior to that, she worked in film and television production in New York, with notable directors and actors. Her work has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, ABC, HuffPo, Jezebel, Fox, etc. Today, she heads video for SHE Media, which includes BlogHer, Stylecaster,, HelloFlo and SheMediacom.